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Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

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Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

Director:

Yash Chopra

Writers:

Akhtar-Ul-Iman (dialogue), Gulshan Nanda (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajesh Khanna ... Sunil Kohli
Sharmila Tagore ... Sonia Kohli
Rakhee Gulzar ... Chandni (as Raakhee)
Prem Chopra ... Dheeraj Kapoor
Madan Puri ... K.C. Khanna
Iftekhar ... Inspector Singh (as Iftikhar)
Manmohan Manmohan ... Prisoner in van
Baby Pinky Baby Pinky ... Pinky
Raju Shrestha ... Rinku (as Master Raju)
Manmohan Krishna Manmohan Krishna ... Deewan
Karan Dewan Karan Dewan ... Doctor Kapoor
Kader Khan ... Prosecuting attorney (as Kadar Khan)
Surendra Nath Surendra Nath ... Sunil's uncle
Hari Shivdasani Hari Shivdasani ... Jagdish Kapoor
Yashodra Katju Yashodra Katju ... School Principal (as Yashodhara Katju)
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Storyline

DAAG is a story of a man convicted of murder, on the run from the law. Sunil (Rajesh Khanna) is forced to leave behind his new bride Sonia (Sharmila Tagore), when he kills her would-be rapist. In an attempt to establish a new identity Sunil meets Chandni (Rakhee) and ends up marrying her to give her illegitimate child a father's name.Now a respected Mayor of his town, Sunil's past catches up with him and brings together Sunil and Sonia but the long arm of the law is just a step behind... Can he outrun his destiny for long? Written by Official Source

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A poem of love

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Yash Raj Films

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

27 April 1973 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stain See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Yash Raj Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This was the first film produced by Yash Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. His friend and financier, Gulshan Rai, warned him about a lukewarm box-office response and released the film in a low profile manner. Within six days of the film's release, the no. of prints had to be tripled. See more »

Quotes

Chandni: No woman wants to disgrace herself before society, but I'm doing it because Sunil is innocent. I couldn't forgive myself if I remained quiet.
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Connections

Referenced in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah: Anand Ka Safar (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Main To Kuch Bhi Nahin
Sung by Rajesh Khanna
Composed by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar and Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma
Lyrics by Sahir Ludhianvi
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Yash Chopra's Masterpiece !
22 July 2005 | by Umar Mansoor BajwaSee all my reviews

This is definitely among one of the earliest hit pictures accredited to Mr. Yash Chopra, who is still ringing the bells in Bollywood by his recent success of block buster Veer-Zara.

Besides, the direction and intriguing/exciting story, Rajesh Khanna has rendered his charismatic romantic touch with Shamila Tagore which is beautifully filmed by Mr. Chopra. It is indeed, one of the last hit films of the Rajesh Khanna Years, who was already experiencing the onslaught of the Angry Young Celluloid Intruder namely Amitabh.

It has a good bit of songs footing as well nice direction to call it a super hit.


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